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Meaning of carboxylate

car•box•yl•ate

Pronunciation: (kär-bok'su-lāt"), [key]
— v., n. -at•ed, -at•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to introduce the carboxyl group into (an organic compound).
—n.
  1. a salt or ester of a carboxylic acid.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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